HAZARD — A middle-school student was reunited with her family on Saturday after police say she ran away from her home.
According to police, Julie Adams, 13, of Hazard ran away from her home on Saturday. Her family had not seen her since 4:25 p.m., leaving them worried for her safety.
Adams’s family contacted authorities and Hazard Police Department (HPD) issued a missing person alert.
She was described as 5’3, 130 pounds, and a student at A.B Combs Elementary.
After hundreds of shares on Facebook, Adams was found safe and sound at 11:25 p.m., less than four hours after the missing person alert was issued. She was reunited with her family.
Many members of the community praised the social media site, Facebook, for her safe return. It was because of the countless shares and the diligence of its users that she was found quickly, they said.
HPD encourages residents to submit tips anonymously through their Tip411 program by texting the information to 847- 411. Include the keyword HazardPD in the body of the text.
Tips can almost be submitted to HPD by calling 606-436-2222.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.